The quality of the food, the service, the entertainment and overall ambience was much superior to that we have experienced on other cruise lines. The first day we heard two discussions among different groups about whether Seabourn or Crystal was the best cruise line with no agreed conclusion except that it had to be one of the two. I'll just list in no particular order some of things we liked:
- Spotless cabins and public areas
- The cabin was small but had ample storage
This is a beautiful city with a wonderful natural setting. There are beaches along most of the the coast including the famous Copacabana and Ipanema. There is even a forested national park right in the middle of the city. We visited the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado mountain and took a drive around the city. We were there at Carnival time and went to the Sambadrome one evening to see the competition which was a fabulous experience.